St. Bonaventure is small private college located in Western New York. SBU pursues academic excellence through personalized attention that reflects the Franciscan tradition of valuing human relationships. At St. Bonaventure, an amazing education is just the beginning. You’ll benefit from a transformational learning experience that instills confidence and adaptability in a changing world. But you’ll also be a part of something bigger: a unique, passionate and even quirky community that celebrates our differences and fosters lifelong connections.